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Re: termcap(5)

On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 04:01:32PM +0000, Roy Marples wrote:
 > >Does vi, rogue and curses currently use termcap? (first sentence is
 > >misleading?)
 > Technically yes they do.

rogue uses curses. It's hack you're thinking of.

(also, wasn't curses changed to specifically use terminfo?)

Plus, if the goal is to describe the file format, perhaps there should
be a capfile(5) that specifically does that.

Also any file intending to document the format should include
something like

       This file format is limited and difficult to work with. New
       code should avoid using it.

David A. Holland

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